Buddhism and Religious Naturalism

Authored by: Jay N. Forrest

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138292079
eBook ISBN: 9781315228907
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Buddhism has many ideas and practices that can be naturalized, and these should be of great interest to Religious Naturalists. Both historically and in modern times, Buddhism has shown its adaptability. But some strategies have not gone far enough. In this essay, I offer my own attempt at a Buddhist Naturalism. Buddhism, once it is naturalized, can provide Religious Naturalists a fertile field of ideas and practices to think outside a Western mindset.

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